BA DRAMA AND CREATIVE WRITING
A LevelsABB including Drama/Theatre Studies/English Literature or BBB including Drama/Theatre Studies/English Literature with an A in the Extended Project
BTECDDM in an Arts/Humanities subject (usually Performing Arts) accepted. BTEC Public Services, Uniformed Services or Business Administration are not accepted
Scottish highersAAABB including Drama, Theatre Studies or English Literature
Scottish highers advancedBCC including Drama, Theatre Studies or English Literature
Irish leaving certificate3 subjects at H2, 3 subjects at H3 including Drama, Theatre Studies or English Literature
Access coursePass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3 including 12 credits in English Literature or Theatre Studies at Merit
European Baccalaureate75% with 70% in Drama, Theatre Studies or English Literature
International Baccalaureate32 points including HL 5 in English or Theatre Studies
You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.
Additional entry requirements
If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes.
UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.
Students for whom english is a foreign language
Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):
IELTS: 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component
We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.
If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:
If your application tells us that you're capable and enlivened by your chosen course, we will invite you to a one-to-one online workshop with an academic. This is a chance to meet us, discuss the course and work on a monologue from a play you love, giving you a taste of what it would be like to study Drama here at UEA. You'll be asked to prepare a monologue of your choice that you enjoy, so that you can work on it together with an academic. We'll also talk about your current studies, extra-curricular interests and the theatre that excites you.
We will request a sample of your creative dramatic writing, which could be a monologue, duologue, a couple of scenes or a short film. In your workshop, we’ll discuss your script with you, giving you a taste of what it would be like to study scriptwriting here.
We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year. We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.
This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.
Fees and Funding
Information on tuition fees can be found here.
Scholarships and Bursaries
We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds.
The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.
Course related costs
Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs.
How to apply
Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.
UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.
The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14.
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